[...] metanalyses [studies based on a group of other studies] find that self-help is almost
as effective as other therapeutic interventions, and most change occurs between,
not during, the therapy hour. Writing in the December issue of
Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, he cites, for example,
research showing that about 75 percent of people who change behavioral and
addictive disorders do so on their own.
Psychotherapy Networker, July/August 2007, p. 16
There are a wide variety of self help groups based on the 12 steps, originally developed in Alcoholics Anonymous. Here are a few:
For sex and love addicts, there is:
For friends and family members of sex addicts, there are two 12 step groups
There are a wide variety of resources that can help you
move closer to where, and who, you want to be.
Here are a few:
Maryland Peer Warm-Line
We help individuals living with mental health and/or substance use needs. We provide support and resources for people who are having a difficult time, might be isolating, might be entering in or out of a hospital, or if you just need to talk to somebody.
Hours: 10am – 10pm
The Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI) is a program of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA). SALI provides direct legal services for victims and survivors of sexual assault.